Sunday, October 29, 2023

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

Watchword for the week — You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. Leviticus 19:2

Sunday, October 29 — Leviticus 19:1-2,15-18; Psalm 1
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46

The Lord said, “Whom did you dread and fear so that you lied, and did not remember me?” Isaiah 57:11

You did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15 NKJV

Forgive us, Father. Too often we think only of ourselves and become caught up in safeguarding our own interests. On this Sabbath day, let us visit with you. Restore us to right relationship with you. Keep us in the embrace of your holy presence. Amen.